Tag Archives: autism

Social isolation

Just a few short months ago, I had finally made peace with being ostracized and socially isolated. I had accepted the fact that apparently I’ll never learn exactly what the term “social skills” even means, despite having spent thousands of … Continue reading

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Gaslighting and Autism

I’ve experienced ableism and gaslighting personally, even from therapists who supposedly specialize in autism. I keep getting told things like “but you’re doing fine with us”, “you communicate so well”, “nothing is wrong with you”, and “socializing is hard for … Continue reading

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How to help autistic people

Like me, she was diagnosed later in life. This video is geared towards autistic adults. I appreciate her openness and the useful info! It’s great to be able to open up more dialogue and help others learn more about autism.

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Learned Helplessness and Autism

I fully agree with what she says in this video. While therapy hasn’t worked for me personally, I do believe society in general could potentially improve. Better understanding of autism can help remove communication barriers. Learned helplessness is certainly a … Continue reading

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Social justice movements

While therapy hasn’t helped as much as I had hoped, I’m still pressing forward in other areas. My major weapon against depression at the moment is to continue working in animal activism. If possible, I would also like to get … Continue reading

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Developing social skills

My therapist and I have been developing a treatment plan to help me develop social skills. While I am on the autism spectrum and have trouble reading body language, we have been figuring out “workarounds”. I have been able to … Continue reading

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Navigating the social landscape

Since getting diagnosed with high functioning autism and persistent depressive disorder almost two years ago, I have been trying to re-learn social skills. I have been trying therapy for this, but most therapists told me I’m doing fine with them. … Continue reading

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Which MBTI type is most likely to be autistic?

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Living on the autism spectrum

Since getting diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, I’ve done a lot of research on the topic, and many things in my past make more sense. Being on the spectrum comes with its own struggles and advantages… Of course, … Continue reading

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Struggling for meaning

Now that I know that I’m autistic, I am doing a lot more research. I’ve learned more about why I have the strengths and weaknesses I do. I have a few good friends who have been offering advice and support, … Continue reading

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